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Multifleck Flooring System

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Introduction:

Special finishes would like to make it very clear that these specifications are set out for the protection of all approved applicators.  We place fery high emphasis on correct preparation procedures, film builds and number of coats.  this ensures that the coating system will not fail and will save you maintenance coasts.  In the past most failures have been due to insufficient preparation of the surface causing loss of adhesion.  if we abide by these rules we will maintain satisfied customers.  this will ensure future continued work to maintain a profitable business.  All work should be inspected prior to commencement and a suitable strategy outlined.  it is important to set out a good system and maintain it.  Special Finishes would prefer that you make contact with them if you are unsure of the surface prior to coating, this will save you the possible cost of removing and recoating should it fail.

Mixing Instructions:

Aquepoxy

Mix Aquepoxy in equal parts by volume 1 to 1.  this ratio must be accurate to ensure optimum curing and adhesion of the Epoxy film.  Mix together, allow to stand for 5 minutes, then remix a prior to use.

Warning - Do not re-use after 2 hours pot life.  Once thickening takes place, discare product.

If temperatures are around 12'C, or lower Activator must be mixed with Aquepoxy before use - otherwise incorrect cure and failure will occur.

Clean up with soap and water.  keep off skin, hands, etc.  use gloves and barrier cream.

Sealer Coat

Apply one coat of Aquepoxy A & B mixed.

Repairing Concrete

All cracks and areas requiring repairs should be filled using Epoxyflex A & B mixed, equal parts (1 to 1).  apply to any repair areas then spray mist of water to assist with smoothing out, (water also helps prevent tacky surface).  Allow to dry.

Epoxyflex

Mix 1 part of Epoxyflex A, with 1 part B and apply to dry prepared clean concrete cracks, repairs, and expansion joints in concrete, etc.

Hardiflex

Epoxyflex is mainly used to fill joints in prepared waterblasted clean dry hardiflex sheets.  Apply a liberal coat to joints 100 mm width, then apply 75mm fibreglass tape.  press into wet Epoxyflex, then trowel second coat over top of tape to smooth finish.  Allow to dry.

Ultraglaze

Mix (using measuring jug) 5 parts A to 1 part B.  Small quantity, mix 1 litre part A to 200 mls part B.  Important to mix together thoroughly.

Reglaze

Existing work can be reglazed, providing the total area is scrubbed with detergent, hosed down and allowed to dry.  then roller apply 1 coat of solvent Etch over total area.  apply 2 coats of Ultraglaze at 125 microns (8 m2 per litre) wet film build - per coat.

Antiskid

Medium or fine anti Skid quartz should be applied sparingly to the first coat of glaze, then a second coat of glaze over the top.

Prepartaion:

  1. Masking - Protect all areas not being coated.
  2. Acid Etch - When acid reacts with the Alkali in concrete, it removes a layer of sand and cement, leaving a clean porous surface to ensure proper adhesion of subsequent coatings.  Dilute 1 part Acid Etch with 2 parts water.  Apply a liberal coat to surface of new and existing dry concrete using a plastic watering can.  Complete flooding of the concrete is essential.  Allow 10 minutes, then hose off to remove any acid residue that has not be neutralised.  if you are not satisfied with surface, reapply Acid Etch as above.
  3. Waterblast - After Acid Etching is complete, waterblast total area to remove any surplus mould, growth, dirt, paint, etc.
  4. paint Removing - Existing painted surfaces must be completely removed back to clean porous concrete.  apply paint stripper to dry surfaces, and allow 10 minutes.  Cover if in direct sunlight then scrape off first layers.  if further paint remains, then apply second coat of paint striper.  Scrape off then waterblast clean.  use gloves and goggles when using stripper.
  5. Repairs - After cleaning, fill all defects and cracks in the concrete substrate, using Epoxyflex or Shieldpatch mixed to a thick paste using Aquepoxy A & B.
  6. Sealer Coat - Mix Aquepoxy A & B equal parts.  Brush all edges and apply with roller to total concrete surface, rolling well into the surface.  allow to dry.  Then apply second coat of Aquepoxy.
  7. Winter Conditions - When using Aquepoxy at temperatures around 12'C or lower, Aquepoxy Activator must be used at the following ratio - Miniumu of 10-20% by volume.  Otherwise incorrect cure will occur.
  8. Basecoat - Apply 1 coat of Aquepoxy base colour to match required Multifleck colour.  do not use substitute base coat products as Aquepoxy products are specifically formulated to suit our specified Multifleck Flooring System.  Allow 8 hours cure time.
  9. Multifleck - Apply Multifleck at a rate of 3m2 per litre.  Spray overlapping each spray pass to ensure complete obliteration of substrate; then in opposite direction using lower Air and Fluid Pressures, apply a second spray coat.  This allows Multifleck colour and pattern to fully develop.  Allow to dry.
  10. First Glazecoat - Apply 1 coat of Ultraglaze specification sheet.  then apply 1 light coat of Quartz Anti Skid.  When dry apply 2 further coats of ultraglaze.  allow 3 hours cure time.
  11. Anti Skid - Anti skid Quartz should be applied sparingly into the first wet coat of glaze.
  12. Second Glaze Coat - Apply second glaze coat at 125 microns wet film build (8m2 per litre).  Allow to dry.
  13. Third Glaze Coat - Apply final coat of Ultraglaze at the above coverage rate.  It is important to obtain a correct film thickness of ultraglze to ensure adequate ultra-violet light protection.  Allow 48 hours drying before heavy traffic is allowed.  Ask customers to refrain from placing heavy objects on the Multifleck Flooring System for up to 3 months to allow for complete curing.

Warranty / Liability

Special Finishes (NZ) Ltd provides all the enclosed information in good faith but without warrantee and is to assist your application. However the use of this product being used is beyond their control. The manufacturers can accept no responsibility whatsoever for any damage or failure arising from its application or use. It is totally the responsibility of the user to insure that the product is suitable for its intended use.